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We woke this morning as the ship was negotiating the busy waterways leading into the port City of Kobe. From the Lido deck ( deck 14) we watched the approach. On the dock was a young lady dressed in a very neat pale blue suit complete with white gloves and straw hat waving at the ship. After a number of minutes of continual waving, she disappeared inside the terminal but then emerged a short time late with a 17 piece brass band! They set up very quickly ...
... was narrow and tall with a lot of
steep steps, lit beautifully in the evenings by lots of tea lights.
We met Thomas for a meal that evening and took a wonder round the
streets of Osaka. Wow. It was big and bright and full of people and
'hosts' on the main streets but eerily quiet on the lanes around it.
With so many flashing arcades around, Thomas and Paul couldn't resist
and a drumming competition occurred.
The next day we took a trip to ...
... to the top floors - in an 8 floor building i can see the usefulness :) The top floor is an observation deck with some stunning views of the city plus the obligatory souvenir shop....
Yeah today has been a pretty expensive day for souvenir shopping :P I was soooooooo tempted to buy a samurai sword, they had some simply awesome examples for sale that were actually reasonably priced. However i knew for a fact samurai swords, even unsharpened ones ...
... quite inappropriately, we then sat on the steps of the station and ate our food, absolutely delicious it was too, and once again we delighted the locals by being very odd and out of place sitting on the steps with the nose bag on (we couldn't find anywhere else to sit, so we just sat and ate on the steps). We then had a slow easy wander up to the temple past the shops and stalls, and albeit we got a bit lost, we both felt completely at ease and had a lot of fun. The ...
... just shouted: J-hoppers, that one on the left side :) THANKS!
Then I walked and walked and walked in Osaka. It is a modern city, not much to see which is relevant pointing out. I went to the tallest building in town where you can go up to have a global view of the town but decided it was not worth it. Happy to see the building, this is not the Empire State building and this is not NY, is it?...
I did visit the town castle, though it ...
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